Where When and Why
Around Falmouth, Penryn and the Helford River in Mid Cornwall.
We have a rich diversity of habitats here in Cornwall from ancient oaks and coastal elms to the centuries old coppiced sycamores and hazels in parish valleys. Perfect for Shinrin-yoku.
The Helford River is a deep river valley or “Ria” with ancient woodlands and the South West Coast Path running along much of its length. Many old settlements and parish paths have been the rights of way for communities for centuries. This is our playground.
Latest news 23rd February 2021 – There are individual days and longer 2 and 3 day sessions dates to be confirmed for Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) sessions.
We were only given the go ahead yesterday on the 22nd Feb 2021 as to when tourism can start down here in Cornwall.
So sign up for the newsletter and email me just for a chat. Then register your interest for when you are looking to come down to Cornwall and I will be able to give you a clearer idea straight away of when, while I set up the calendar.
I can help with recommending and liaising with the accommodation providers in Falmouth and the surrounding area who I have worked with for, what must be, 10 years now so they will cater for all requirements and budgets.
There are three ways of exploring Forest Bathing with me here in Cornwall.
- Long weekend, arrive Friday, do two full days and leave on Monday.
- Arrive Monday do three days and leave Friday.
- Drop in for a day on specific Day Only sessions.
Each day session is divided into 2 x 3 hour walks.
I am also exploring a 4th way where I am looking to set up as an accredited practitioner so you will be able to spread the practice of Shinrin-yoku/ forest bathing around where you live by coming on a course that is spread over a longer process in 2 distinct sections:-
- A weekend for Practitioner 1 level – Basic level.
- A series of face to face/online and oral/written work over a period of three months as Practitioner 2
I have been fully insured and accredited as an outdoor walking guide with first aid certification for 20 years and having looked at how the numerous International Shinrin-yoku and forest bathing Institutes go about their training my methodology is of an equally high theoretical and practical standard, is situated in a fun, sharing, equitable, open and honest atmosphere and covers the essentials of engaging and reconnecting with nature, where you are the conduit or bridge between your guests and all that nature offers.
You will learn how to be immersed in the Japanese ideology of Shinrin-yoku which is where the research and methods originated in the 1980’s.
Each institute has its own version of creating empathetic guides.
Choose which one is best suited to you and your needs and expectations.
I am researching for a PhD on how we need people to reach a transitional and transformational liminal stage in their personal and collective community orientated lives for there to be active hope and more empathy within society to enable us all to engage positively with the present Climate and Ecological Emergency. The first step is to reconnect with nature and fully understand what is important for us now and for generations to come. You will be that connector.